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M4A3E8 Sherman

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USA Medium Tank Tier VI
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 930,500  Credits
Hit Points 720750 HP
Weight Limit 30/3330.219/34.5 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 380520 hp
Speed Limit 48/18 km/h
Traverse 3740 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 12.6717.21 hp/t
Pivot NoNo
Armor
Hull Armor 63/38/38 mm
Turret Armor63/63/6376/51/51 mm
Armament
Damage 82.5-137.586.3-143.8 HP
Penetration 69-11596-160 mm
Rate of Fire
15.79100% crew: 16.47 rpm
+ Vents: 16.84 rpm
+ BiA : 17.21 rpm
+ Food: 17.95 rpm
18.18100% crew: 18.96 rpm
+ Vents: 19.39 rpm
+ BiA : 19.82 rpm
+ Food: 20.68 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
0.4100% crew: 0.38 m
+ Vents: 0.38 m
+ BiA : 0.37 m
+ Food: 0.35 m
m
Aim time
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
Turret Traverse
38100% crew: 39.63 deg/s
+ Vents: 40.52 deg/s
+ BiA : 41.42 deg/s
+ Food: 43.21 deg/s
39100% crew: 40.67 deg/s
+ Vents: 41.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 42.51 deg/s
+ Food: 44.35 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -10°/+25°-12°/+25°
Ammo Capacity 7171 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
View Range
330100% crew: 330 m
+ Vents: 337.07 m
+ BiA : 344.14 m
+ Food: 358.29 m
370100% crew: 370 m
+ Vents: 377.93 m
+ BiA : 385.86 m
+ Food: 401.71 m
m
Signal Range
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ Vents: 421.24 m
+ BiA : 430.55 m
+ Food: 449.17 m
615100% crew: 641.36 m
+ Vents: 655.85 m
+ BiA : 670.35 m
+ Food: 699.34 m
m
Parent Contour-USA-M4 Sherman.png
Child
Contour-USA-T20.png55,500 XP
Contour-USA-M36 Jackson.png51,900 XP
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The M4A3E8 Sherman is an American tier 6 medium tank.

Officially named the M4A3(76)W HVSS, but generally known as the Easy Eight. At the end of March 1945 a new suspension was designed for the M4 series, allowing greater mobility as well as heavier armor. The result was a highly effective medium tank.

The E8 Sherman is a quicker, slightly better armored version of the M4 Sherman. It also has an upgraded 76mm gun which has good penetration, an amazing rate of fire and decent accuracy. Considering all this, the M1A2 should not be overlooked on the upgrade path in comparison to the M1A1 as it really brings out the E8's strengths. However, despite the increased armor compared to the M4 Sherman, the E8 is still a very soft target and will be easily destroyed if it stays exposed to enemy fire. Finding a balance is a necessity and is excellent practice for the American mediums that are to follow, which all share a similar lack of armor. Its strongest point is its incredible mobility. It accelerates very quickly on all grounds, and loses little energy in turns which makes it an ideal flanking tank. Anyone who underestimates this gem will very soon become a smoking wreck. It is sometimes nicknamed the "E8" or "Easy-Eight."

The M4A3E8 Sherman leads to the M36 Jackson and the T20.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
05V D51072 0063 63/63/63 mm
38100% crew: 39.63 deg/s
+ Vents: 40.52 deg/s
+ BiA : 41.42 deg/s
+ Food: 43.21 deg/s
38100% crew: 39.63 deg/s
+ Vents: 40.52 deg/s
+ BiA : 41.42 deg/s
+ Food: 43.21 deg/s
d/s
360°
330100% crew: 330 m
+ Vents: 337.07 m
+ BiA : 344.14 m
+ Food: 358.29 m
330100% crew: 330 m
+ Vents: 337.07 m
+ BiA : 344.14 m
+ Food: 358.29 m
m
0------ 10,30010,300 Credits 4,800 4,800 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
04IV 75 mm Gun M3 71 110/110/175 HP 92/127/38 mm 56 Credits/7 Gold/56 Credits
15.79100% crew: 16.47 rpm
+ Vents: 16.84 rpm
+ BiA : 17.21 rpm
+ Food: 17.95 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s
-10°/+25° --- 30,00030,000 Credits 1,437 1,437 kg
05V 105 mm M4 46 410/350 HP 53/101 mm 166 Credits/10 Gold
7.5100% crew: 7.82 rpm
+ Vents: 8 rpm
+ BiA : 8.18 rpm
+ Food: 8.53 rpm
r/m
0.55100% crew: 0.53 m
+ Vents: 0.52 m
+ BiA : 0.5 m
+ Food: 0.48 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-10°/+28° 1,500 40,30040,300 Credits 2,600 2,600 kg
06VI 76 mm Gun M1A1 71 115/110/185 HP 128/177/38 mm 96 Credits/7 Gold/68 Credits
14.29100% crew: 14.9 rpm
+ Vents: 15.23 rpm
+ BiA : 15.57 rpm
+ Food: 16.24 rpm
r/m
0.43100% crew: 0.41 m
+ Vents: 0.4 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.38 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-10°/+25° 4,600 50,33050,330 Credits 1,567 1,567 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI D51080 0076 76/51/51 mm
39100% crew: 40.67 deg/s
+ Vents: 41.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 42.51 deg/s
+ Food: 44.35 deg/s
39100% crew: 40.67 deg/s
+ Vents: 41.59 deg/s
+ BiA : 42.51 deg/s
+ Food: 44.35 deg/s
d/s
360°
370100% crew: 370 m
+ Vents: 377.93 m
+ BiA : 385.86 m
+ Food: 401.71 m
370100% crew: 370 m
+ Vents: 377.93 m
+ BiA : 385.86 m
+ Food: 401.71 m
m
5,1705,170 17,05017,050 Credits 4,800 4,800 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
04IV 75 mm Gun M3 71 110/110/175 HP 92/127/38 mm 56 Credits/7 Gold/56 Credits
15.79100% crew: 16.47 rpm
+ Vents: 16.84 rpm
+ BiA : 17.21 rpm
+ Food: 17.95 rpm
r/m
0.46100% crew: 0.44 m
+ Vents: 0.43 m
+ BiA : 0.42 m
+ Food: 0.4 m
m
2.1100% crew: 2.01 s
+ Vents: 1.97 s
+ BiA : 1.93 s
+ Food: 1.85 s
s
-10°/+25° --- 30,00030,000 Credits 1,437 1,437 kg
05V 105 mm M4 46 410/350 HP 53/101 mm 166 Credits/10 Gold
7.5100% crew: 7.82 rpm
+ Vents: 8 rpm
+ BiA : 8.18 rpm
+ Food: 8.53 rpm
r/m
0.55100% crew: 0.53 m
+ Vents: 0.52 m
+ BiA : 0.5 m
+ Food: 0.48 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-12°/+25° 1,500 40,30040,300 Credits 2,600 2,600 kg
06VI 76 mm Gun M1A1 71 115/110/185 HP 128/177/38 mm 96 Credits/7 Gold/68 Credits
14.29100% crew: 14.9 rpm
+ Vents: 15.23 rpm
+ BiA : 15.57 rpm
+ Food: 16.24 rpm
r/m
0.43100% crew: 0.41 m
+ Vents: 0.4 m
+ BiA : 0.39 m
+ Food: 0.38 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-10°/+25° 4,600 50,33050,330 Credits 1,567 1,567 kg
06VI 76 mm Gun M1A2 71 115/110/185 HP 128/177/38 mm 96 Credits/7 Gold/68 Credits
18.18100% crew: 18.96 rpm
+ Vents: 19.39 rpm
+ BiA : 19.82 rpm
+ Food: 20.68 rpm
r/m
0.4100% crew: 0.38 m
+ Vents: 0.38 m
+ BiA : 0.37 m
+ Food: 0.35 m
m
2.3100% crew: 2.21 s
+ Vents: 2.16 s
+ BiA : 2.11 s
+ Food: 2.02 s
s
-12°/+25° 5,800 62,00062,000 Credits 1,590 1,590 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
04IV Wright Continental R-975C1 0400 400 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 11,00011,000 Credits 0516 516 kg
05V Wright Continental R-975C4 0460 460 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 1,500 13,90013,900 Credits 0550 550 kg
07VII Ford GAA 0520 520 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 11,000 36,00036,000 Credits 0569 569 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
05V NVSS T66 003333 t 03737 d/s ------ 9,6009,600 Credits 8,300 8,300 kg
06VI NVSS T80 34.534.5 t 04040 d/s 5,1455,145 16,30016,300 Credits 8,300 8,300 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI SCR 508
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ Vents: 421.24 m
+ BiA : 430.55 m
+ Food: 449.17 m
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ Vents: 421.24 m
+ BiA : 430.55 m
+ Food: 449.17 m
m
0--- --- 21,60021,600 Credits 0100 100 kg
09IX SCR 506
615100% crew: 641.36 m
+ Vents: 655.85 m
+ BiA : 670.35 m
+ Food: 699.34 m
615100% crew: 641.36 m
+ Vents: 655.85 m
+ BiA : 670.35 m
+ Food: 699.34 m
m
5,600 5,600 33,60033,600 Credits 0110 110 kg

Historical Info

M4a3E8 at army maintenance depo in Korea

The official name is the M4A3(76)W HVSS, but "Sherman Easy Eight" is the nickname this tank is widely remembered. Sherman M4A3E8 earned the nickname from its experimental E8 designation. This new variant entered into WWII late in the war (Dec 1944), and was kept in service in various western allied nations deep into the Cold war.






Evolutionary differences from the prior Sherman variants

"Wet ammo rack". Storage of ammunition in the floor of the tank

This tank sported the much-vaunted HVSS (horizontal volute spring suspension) wide track and suspension upgrade. HVSS suspension increased the Sherman's weight by 2950lbs with the T66 single-pin track and 4780 lbs with the T84 double-pin track. HVSS allowed the installation of wider tracks, thereby decreasing the tank's ground pressure, and eased maintenance on the running gear since the bogie no longer had to be disassembled to remove road wheels. HVSS also provided more wheel travel, which gave the tank an easier and more stable ride, it also made the tank a much more stable firing platform.

The turret was also enlarged to accommodate the more powerful 76 mm gun. Muzzle velocity of the 76 mm cannon, the vehicle's primary armament, was 780 m/sec, causing penetration of 101 mm of armor at a distance of 1,000 yards (914 m). Maximum range of the cannon in indirect fire mode was 15,000 yards (13,716 meters). From it's predecessor, the M4A3E8 inherited glacis sloped to 47 degrees, while driver and co-driver vision slots were changed to periscopes housed in the top of the hatches.

M4A3E8 Sherman Left Side

The most significant change that distinguished the "Easy Eight" from it's predecessors was the "wet storage" of ammunition to reduce fire risk in the event of penetration from an enemy AP round. The primary place of storage of ammunition was moved from the side of the turret (dry storage) into protected folders on the floor of the tank under the turret (wet storage).

Production of "Easy Eights" began in early 1944 and continued until April 1945. The "Easy Eight" became the standard tank of the American 3rd and seventh Army in Europe, and after the war, was successfully deployed in Korea and the Middle East. In the postwar years, it was included in the armament of various Western Allied armies. A total of 4,542 M4A3 tanks of both suspension types were produced.
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